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Elizabeth Anisclo 2
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Posted on 28-01-2020 11:15

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I found this fly at Usseglio (Italian Alps at ca 14350m) at a sunny border of the river.
The Dutch AI-determination came to Tachina fera/magnicornis, but I am curious what it is.
Elizabeth Anisclo 2 attached the following image:

Edited by Elizabeth Anisclo 2 on 28-01-2020 11:18
John Carr
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If the Central European key is valid in the Italian Alps this is fera rather than magnicornis: male with long claws and no orbitals.
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Posted on 28-01-2020 19:03

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It is (fera)

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@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

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